Thursday, February 5, 2009

Little House On The Prarie


We have been busy with school, doctor visits and cub scouts, but still EVERY night I read The Little House on the prarie series to the boys. After bath time, we all snuggle in my bed and I read as many chapters as my voice will let me. When I declare the dreaded " All right, this is the last chapter, it's time for bed" the boys all beg for "just one more chapter mom, please ?" For about an hour we enter the world of Laura Ingalls and farm life on the prarie. We dream of living on a real farm with baby chicks, milking cows and real sleigh rides in the snow. Last year we visited the Auburn University Dairy farm and was able to feed the baby cows. It was our chance to pretend we were real 'FARMERS'. Well, until we purchase our real farm one day, we'll just keep reading about Laura and her adventures. I am not sure what we will read next, because we're almost done with book 8 and the series stops at book 9. Any suggestions of some good, wholesome read aloud books about farm life ?
Here's a blog I found that is so cool ! It's about a family that recently moved to a real Amish farm - complete with 40 acres of farm land, dairy barns, and two lakes - way cool to this city slicker ! Oh, and they are completely off grid - that means NO electricity or indoor plumbing !
Check it out ( sorry , I don't know how to link it yet ).

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Mama Hen said...

I follow the Electic Farm too. They are a pretty neat family. I love the Little House books and just about have them memorized. I'll be thinking about some more books for you. I know there are a lot out there, just can't think of them off the top of my head.

Tami said...

I don't know how old your boys are, but the Magic Tree House series were/are always a hit here. Nathan is too old for them now, but Owen still enjoys them.

I'll have to check out that link on the electric farm...I know my husband will be VERY interested. His dream is to have a bunch of land and be totally off the grid as well.

My boys are in Cub Scouts too! Nathan is a Webelo, and Owen is a Tiger. I'm assistant den leader to both....definitely keeps us busy.

Love the pic of the boys feeding the cow.

Hugs! Tami

MalisaHarris said...

There are more books written from Laura's daughters' perspective...the "Rose Years." I remember reading the first 5 of them way back when. You could also try the 3 or 4 Sarah, Plain and Tall books, those are still on my all-time favorite list.

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